11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Beerwah
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Coolum Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Agnes Water
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Gladstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Brisbane

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Gold Coast. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Brisbane on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Brisbane

Brisbane
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Beerwah

Beerwah
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Beerwah online trip planner .

Drive from Brisbane to Beerwah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Beerwah sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach ©
Coolum Beach is a beachside town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and is also the beach around which the town is based.HistoryThe name is derived from the local Undumbi word gulum or guloom, meaning "blunt" or "headless", referring to the shape of Mount Coolum, which has no peak.According to Aboriginal legend, Ninderry knocked off Coolum's head and it fell into the ocean and is now Mudjimba Island.The Coolum district was the traditional land of the Inabara or Yinneburra clan of the Undanbi Tribe. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): cool off at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, then stroll around Mount Coolum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emu Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, get in on the family fun at The Ginger Factory, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lows Lookout.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coolum Beach itinerary planner .

Drive from Beerwah to Coolum Beach in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Coolum Beach

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Yandina, The Original Eumundi Markets
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BLAST Aqua Park Coolum ©
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum

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Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Noosa itinerary builder tool .

Noosa is very close to Coolum Beach. On the 31st (Tue), you're off toHervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for gifts at Le Petit Chocolatier, then grab your bike and head to Esplanade, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Noosa to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Le Petit Chocolatier ©
Le Petit Chocolatier

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 1st (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Alexandra Park Zoo, sample the fine beverages at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, then identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hummock Lookout.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bundaberg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Hervey Bay to Bundaberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Bundaberg can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Alexandra Park Zoo ©
Alexandra Park Zoo
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Tinaberries ©
Tinaberries

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Agnes Water

Agnes Water ©
On the 2nd (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 1770 Distillery, then explore the striking landscape of Lady Musgrave Island, and then go for a walk through Paperbark Forest Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Chinamans Beach, pause for some photo ops at Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Agnes Water trip maker app .

Getting from Bundaberg to Agnes Water by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January in Agnes Water, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gladstone.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Seventeen Seventy, Lady Musgrave Island
Highlights from your plan
Lady Musgrave Island ©
Lady Musgrave Island

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Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 4th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Tondoon Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, then get great views at Auckland Hill Lookout, then have fun at East Shores Water Park, and finally walk around Spinnaker Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gladstone trip builder app .

You can drive from Agnes Water to Gladstone in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Gladstone are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
East Shores Water Park ©
East Shores Water Park
Spinnaker Park ©
Spinnaker Park
Tondoon Botanic Gardens ©
Tondoon Botanic Gardens

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rockhampton online itinerary planner .

Getting from Gladstone to Rockhampton by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Rockhampton sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

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